Noteboom’s History

Scott Noteboom sat down over the weekend and wrote up a little story about his family’s history with the automobile. It’s a great read… Check it out.

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The Mabee Special Returns To Texas

I grew up in Midland, TX. It’s a small west Texas town with a rich racing tradition. VDS racing, Jim Hall, Eddie Hill, the Mabees, John Paul Jr., and many other entities spent at least a little time in the land of Friday night lights. As such, it only made […]

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The Silva Speed Special (Part 2)

About a year ago, Kevin Silva was busting ass in preparation for the Round Up. After a ton of long days and nights, he just missed the show with his very traditional sedan (covered earlier here and here). Since that time, Kevin has gotten his little sedan running and most […]

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The First… or Second…

The First… or Second…

I was exhausted last night. I laid in bed between the states of awake and asleep and began to think about customs. More specifically, I thought about what custom was the first to grace the cover of Hot Rod Magazine. By the time I had nodded off, I decided it […]

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The Hot Rod Cinematic

The Hot Rod Cinematic

Last year was special… A small group of like minds got together in a tiny Ohio town to watch the first outdoor showing of “Rebel Without A Cause” in decades. The visual was nothing less than what I thought it would be. The dark profile of traditional rods and customs […]

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I’m A Car Guy

A few years ago, I was having early morning coffee with Steve Coonan on South Congress street in Austin, Texas. He was staying a few days after the Round Up for a little “r & r” and I was still in town doing job interviews. I saw it as an […]

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Vote For The Tech Week Winner!

Alright folks… This tech week was so good we couldn’t pick a winner. So, we decided to make you guys do it! The fellas in the SPS narrowed it down to a few nominations and now it is up to you. The winner gets: – A Danase Detailing kit that […]

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The Hot Rod Way Of Thinking

In the August 1952 issue of Hot Rod Magazine, Peter Siegle explored the psychological component of the hot rodder. Essentially, he compared the people of the world, their traits, and then concluded why and how hot rodding is justified in America.

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Further Inpiration: Aircraft Panels

Further Inpiration: Aircraft Panels

A few weeks ago, we took a couple of days and talked about dash panels (part 1, part 2). This post is an extension of sorts – it’s a visual exploration of early aircraft gauge panels. Now, the idea here is not to take the images and design ideas literally. […]

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Through the years we’ve had some pretty amazing articles pop up here on The Jalopy Journal. The following is just a few of them:

  • Tom Cobbs

    The story of Tom Cobbs, his legacy, and his hot rod roadster. Read: Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3.

  • The Bob Roddick Story

    The story of a set of lost photos that literally take us all back into time. Read: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, or Part 4.

  • The Ferrari Shoot

    Comparing and contrasting three very different cars with three very different purposes in life. Read It >>

  • Inspiration

    This post is actually a continuation of two other posts that were written in 2006 (Part 1 & 2). The stuff you guys came up with is breathtaking.

  • Gary Howard

    Gary is one of my heroes and after interviewing him, I got to check off an item from my dream list. Read It >>